Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad has been recalled by its maker, Hy-Vee Inc, which are sold in the kitchen department, according to a news release from the company. Produced by Inventure Foods of Jefferson in Georgia, the pasta salad was recalled after Hy-Vee was informed that the frozen vegetable were possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria monocytogenes is the bacteria which causes the ailment listeriosis and predominantly affects the elderly and frail adults, pregnant women, newborn babies and young kids and persons with weak immune systems and is the third leading cause of death among foodborne bacterial infection.
Though healthy people could undergo only short-term symptoms like sudden onset of high fever, harsh headache, nausea, abdominal pain, stiffness, diarrhea and other influenza-like symptoms. Listeria contamination infection also causes stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
The Summer Fresh Pasta Salad is packed upon the request of the customer from a kitchen cold case and packed on a one or two pound clear plastic vessels. A tan colored scale-produced label with the printed name of the product, weight and price would be pasted to the dish container.
The product recalled by its manufacturer would have been made available on a limited number of retail outlets from April 9 and April 27, 2015.
As of to date, Hy-Vee has not yet received any complaints in connection with its Summer Fresh Pasta Salad.
Customers who had procured the Summer Fresh Pasta Salad from the Hy-Vee kitchen department cold case or salad bar between April 9 and April 27 are advised to dispose of the product or return it to the store for a refund.